Chairman’s statement

Lindt Sprüngli-Ernst Tanner-CEO Chairman

Dear reader, 

Sustainable and socially responsible activity is an important prerequisite for the long-term success of our company. That is why we are committed to maximum quality and sustainability. Our approach towards sustainability covers our entire value chain: It starts by engaging with cocoa farmers to improve agricultural practices and tackling issues such as poverty and child labor, continues to finding solutions for resource-efficient chocolate production and ends with the transparent communication to our customers. The fair treatment of all our partners is just as important to us as the responsible handling of the environment and the natural resources.

Because we control the entire production process from start to finish, we can guarantee maximum quality and comprehensive commitment to sustainability. We are convinced that full taste and enjoyment can only develop when outstanding quality and a responsible handling of people and nature go hand in glove with one another.

Despite the complexity of the subjects, we have achieved a lot in recent years. But we also know there is more to do and we need to continue our efforts to understand and tackle the challenges and opportunities ahead. We follow a continuous progress approach, where we want to improve our performance step by step. With this in mind, we continuously strive to enhance our contribution to a sustainable future, so that our stakeholders can fully trust in Lindt & Sprüngli’s premium quality chocolate products.

I invite you to read about our initiatives on these pages. You find further details on our most recent achievements in our yearly sustainability reports here.


Ernst Tanner

Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors